|Ahmed Soboh and Tala|
A Palestinian boy married a 14-year-old girl in a public ceremony, according to photos uploaded to the Internet.
Ahmed Soboh, 15-years-old, married Tala in the Gaza Strip last week.
The young couple grew up in poor families, and the groom's father sold two donkeys in order to have enough money to buy the bride.
The two children are cousins.
The two-day wedding festivities took place in Beit Lahiya, which is near the border between northern Gaza and Israel.
“People were celebrating in the streets,” Reuters photographer Mohammed Salem said.
"I was surprised when I saw the mother helping the groom with dressing up for the wedding. It seemed as if she was dressing him for school," Salem said.
Photos also show how the newly married couple celebrated their wedding at the beach.